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Jim Guenthoer: The Successful Stack Test


In these inaugural episodes of CleanAir’s podcast series Hot Air, I sit down with Jim Guenthoer to talk about the elements necessary for a successful stack test. Jim brings his 40+ years of stack testing experience to the table and provides lots of practical advice and anecdotes for both those who use stack testing services and those who provide them. Part 1 covers pre-test activities, Part 2 deals with the testing itself, and Part 3 addresses post-test activities.

Our discussion is available as both an audio podcast and a video presentation. During the audio podcast, there are occasional references to the slides but not to the extent that it makes it difficult to follow without the slides. A link to download a copy of Jim’s slides is provided below.

The audio podcast can be heard on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play or is available via a web link. All links are provided below. Subscribe to the podcast to receive new episodes of interest to anyone involved with air quality issues. Enjoy!

The Successful Stack Test—Part 1: Pre-Test

  • Why We Test
  • Selecting the Test Contractor
  • The Test Plan
  • Choosing a Test Method
  • Safety
  • Site Access
  • Site Support

The Successful Stack Test—Part 2: The Test

  • Equipment Mobilization and Setup
  • Sampling and Data Collection
  • Sample Recovery
  • Wrapping Up Activities

The Successful Stack Test—Part 3: Post-Test

  • Sample Analysis and Laboratories
  • Test Report Considerations
  • Concluding Thoughts

You can listen and subscribe to Hot Air on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, or anywhere you get your podcasts.

The Successful Stack Test

Listen on the webhttp://cleanair.libsyn.com
Listen on iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hot-air-by-clean-air/id1413894085?mt=2
Listen on Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/24gUGGOvpygt3ayjAJtdbU?si=sbKPuLaVQFayMGPG50sEEQ
Listen on Google Playhttps://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivy2hniljmxncjhtj72jblrgcua
Listen on Stitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/scott-evans/hot-air-by-clean-air?refid=stpr

Watch the Video Slide Presentation: https://vimeo.com/album/5444815

Link to a copy of Jim’s slides:


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